Hank Azaria Voicing Gargamel In "Smurfs"

4/01/2010 Posted by Admin

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Hank Azaria Voicing Gargamel In "Smurfs"

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Hank Azaria is set to voice the evil sorcerer Gargamel in "The Smurfs" film adaptation for Sony Pictures.

According to EW: This Smurfs movie is coming together quickly — and with some top-notch voice talent to boot. Hank Azaria — best known for the numerous hilarious characters he voices on The Simpsons, like Moe the bartender and Apu the Kwik-E-Mart owner, will lend his voice to the character of Gargamel, the evil sorcerer and arch-nemesis of the Smurfs.

Furthermore, pop star Katy Perry will voice Smurfette, while George Lopez and Alan Cumming will play two of the other little blue guys.

The film, directed by Raja Gosnell (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), centers on a happy expectant couple’s lives being turned upside-down upon meeting these blue creatures.

Jayma Mays, who plays guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury on Glee, will play the pregnant wife to Neil Patrick Harris’ character.

I have loved “The Smurfs” ever since I was a kid, so I’m hoping that this adaptation is a good one. Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious, and adding the voice talents of Azaria and Perry will make the Smurfs sound even better. Azaria has shown on “The Simpsons” that he is a master of voicing characters, and Perry is a singer, so I’m sure she will be comfortable. I think she has just the right amount of spunk to play Smurfette.

The movie will take place in New York City’s Central Park and is set to begin production next month.

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